Eugene H. Winick, Esq. Eugene H. (Gene) Winick, CEO of McIntosh & Otis, Inc., is a copyright lawyer and literary agent. He is noted for the ground-breaking contracts he has negotiated for his author clients. Gene represents the estates of several of the most distinguished authors of the twentieth century.
Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein, President and senior agent at McIntosh & Otis, has degrees from New York University and Manhattan School of Music. She began her book publishing career in subsidiary rights and then took on the responsibilities of acquisitions editor at a major audio publishing imprint. Initially, she joined McIntosh & Otis to manage all subsidiary rights but began working as an agent shortly thereafter. Her primary interests include literary fiction, women's fiction, historical fiction, and mystery/suspense, along with narrative non-fiction, spiritual/self-help, history and current affairs. Elizabeth represents numerous New York Times bestsellers, and both Agatha and Edgar Award winners and nominees.
Ina Winick, Ph.D. Ina Winick, a psychologist, serves as McIntosh & Otis, Inc.'s corporate secretary. She also assists in the screening and preparation of manuscripts for submission. Her interests are psychology, self-help, and mystery/suspense.
Shira Hoffman Shira Hoffman began her career in publishing as an intern at Tor Books and started working at McIntosh & Otis, Inc. in 2007. In 2013 she took over as M&O’s Director of Subsidiary Rights. Shira is currently developing her own list and is interested in a broad range of fiction and non-fiction in the adult market as well as an occasional YA or middle grade title. Her primary interests include mainstream commercial fiction, mystery, literary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, horror and dystopian. She is particularly keen to acquire projects that blend genres in new and interesting ways and she hopes to discover writers with well developed and original voices.
Christa Heschke Christa Heschke graduated from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. She started in publishing as an intern at both Writers House and Sterling Lord Literistic, where she fell in love with the agency side of publishing. Christa has been at McIntosh and Otis, Inc. in the Children's Literature Department since 2009 where she is actively looking for picture books, middle grade, young adult and new adult projects and is currently building her list. She is a fan of new adult and young adult novels with a romantic angle, and strong, quirky protagonists. In young and new adult, Christa is especially interested in contemporary fiction, horror and thrillers/mysteries. She’d also like to see any steampunk and fantasy (urban and high), that pushes the boundaries of what's currently on the shelves, perhaps a new take on these genres that has yet to be seen. As for middle grade, Christa enjoys humorous contemporary, adventure and magical realism for boys and girls. For picture books, she’s drawn to cute, character driven stories.
Adam Muhlig Adam Muhlig is the latest addition to M&O. As an agent, Adam’s current interests include music–from jazz to classical to punk–popular culture, natural history, travel and adventure, and sports. Adam is pursuing books that offer fresh perspective or new analysis by or about mavericks in these fields. Keeping with McIntosh and Otis’ great tradition, he is seeking works that will have classic value and long-term strength like the volumes of so many authors represented by M&O. His editorial work includes research, organization and indexing of Karl Shapiro’s provocative essay collectionCreative Glut: Selected Essays. He also assisted Alan Tennant on his now classic, On the Wing a New YorkTimes bestseller. As an archival appraiser, for more than fifteen years Adam Muhlig has worked on collections by many noted musicians and entertainment industry figures, naturalists, historians, and poets and writers including several United States Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winners.